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Visit & Audition Days

Since 1909, VanderCook has been the leader in the field of music education.  Our institution is solely devoted to the career preparation of men and women as band, choral and orchestra directors, as well as general music teachers.

You can't just read about VanderCook - like music, you have to experience it.  Take a day and let us introduce you to our college and all it has to offer for your future.



  • Check-in - 9:30 a.m. at 3125 South Federal Street
  • Welcome - College President and Undergraduate Dean will welcome visitors.
  • One City - Observe our new One City program serving local kids in the community.
  • Meet the Students - A panel of current VanderCook students will field questions about the VanderCook experience and college life in general.
  • Campus Tour - See the architecturally significant IIT campus and visit student housing.
  • Lunch at IIT - Enjoy a complimentary lunch with VanderCook faculty, staff and students in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center.
  • Meet the Directors - Take a few moments to chat with the college ensemble directors and learn about performance opportunities at VanderCook.

RSVP here for the March Visit & Audition Day

Monday, March 26, 2018

Visit Days begin at 9:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m.

If you are interested in setting up an audition or visit on an alternate day, please contact Admissions at or 312.788.1120.

RSVP for a Visit & Audition Day!

March 26, 2018 - click here to RSVP

April 23, 2018 (Junior Day) - call 312.788.1120 or email to RSVP



2017-2018 Visit & Audition Days

  • Mon. March 26, 2018 - Audition Day
  • Mon. April 23, 2018 - Junior Day

Don't see a day that works with your schedule?  Contact us today to set up a private appointment.

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On-campus Parking

Parking is only available in the paid visitor lots on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. All day parking passes are $12 and payment is made in the pay box located in each parking lot. We suggest lots A4 or B5 as seen on the parking map.


VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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